Banner Health Patient Financial Services Physician Billing Unit Director in Tucson, Arizona


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The Physician Billing Office is a fun and vibrant department to join! The location for this position is the convenient Tucson Corporate Center, 2701 E Elvira Road, Tucson AZ (Tucson Blvd and Valencia Rd).

Bring your experience and leadership skills to the Physician Billing office as Patient Financial Services Unit Director of Credit/Commercial AR.

Your pay and benefits are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. This opportunity is also eligible for our Management Incentive Program, as part of your Total Rewards package. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.


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Job Summary

This position is responsible for supervision and performance of a central/complex billing unit; the appropriate and timely resolution of account receivables, ensuring a positive cash flow and a high degree of customer satisfaction, and for attaining the company goals of the timely and complete collection of receivables, cash and Bad Debt Write Offs within guidelines.

Essential Functions

  • Manages staff and the daily operations of the collection and adjudication process of an ongoing Accounts Receivable Billing Unit, by performing billing and collection and accounting activities necessary to ensure positive cash flow and maintain the age of accounts receivables at or below the target level. This position must project a positive and professional image to third party payers, the hospital providers, patients and contract management while maximizing cash flow.

  • Responsible to accurately review adjustments and controlled write-offs. Works effectively with other payor units to find solutions and improve processes

  • Selects, trains, coaches, motivates, conducts performance evaluations, and directs the workflow for the staff. Develops goals and performance expectations for staff. Provides effective leadership and promotes teamwork within the department, facilities and outside agencies.

  • Ensures that company fiscal policies and procedures and accepted accounting principles and practices are followed when updating patient accounts with payment information.

  • Closely monitors activity results in billing unit to ensure timely and accurate resolution of problems identified by payers, patients, other PFS units and hospitals. Independently and through the efforts of staff, maintains ongoing positive communications with all parties to provide information and resolve issues.

  • Conducts ongoing analysis of the department and employee productivity using available statistical indicators; uses analysis results to detect developmental opportunities. Develops and updates processes and procedures as appropriate. Achieves designated production and quality goals for the unit, and maintains expenses within budgetary guidelines for the assigned unit(s).

  • Provides opportunities for strategic departmental improvements and communicates suggestions to the appropriate supervisory and management staff within System Patient Financial Services and other various departments at the facilities and the System Center.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires a level of expertise in Accounting principals normally demonstrated by a Degree in Accounting and/or multiple years of experience in managing receivables for a multi-facility health care organization.

Requires extensive knowledge and understanding of provider contracts and billing processes normally acquired in three (3)or more years of progressive responsibility in the collection and processing of health care receivables. Requires demonstrated skills in supervision of similar work. A thorough knowledge of third-party billing requirements, reimbursement principles, collection laws and managed care and contract payor implications are essential.

Familiarity within receivable-related accounting principles, patient accounting system capabilities, and the ability to analyze statistic data is required. Must have a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective business relationships with third-party payors as well as possess exceptional written and verbal communications skills and excellent human and public relations skills. A proficiency in problem resolution and training techniques is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

At least one year previous supervisory responsibility is strongly preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Job Number 216443

Facility Banner - University Corporate

Shift Day

Department Banner - University Corporate - Emp Benefits Costs-Shared Svcs

Position Type FT: Full-Time

Street Address 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

City & State US-AZ-Tucson

Posting Category Leadership - Non-Clinical